Overview: Using atomic layer deposition (ALD) and thermal evaporation thin film deposition tools, FANSSI can fabricate precisely controlled films and nanoparticles of a wide variety of materials (ex: gold and other noble metals), in thicknesses from a few Ångströms to several microns.
Centre Capacity: Housed in a 600 ft2, ISO 6 – 7 (class 1,000 – 10,000) clean room: ALD and COVAP thermal evaporation tools are available. Supported by a wet-lab with a thermogravimetric analyzer in an inert-gas glovebox.
- Director: Professor Seán Barry
- Operations Manager: Peter Gordon
- Postdoctoral Fellows, PhD students and Masters students
Focus: Microelectronics, Microfabrication, Solid State Lighting, Optics and Displays, Minting and Coins, Watches and Jewelry, Medical Equipment, Batteries, Catalysts, Phosphors.
Project Examples: Anti-tarnish and anti-wear coatings, gas sensors, ALD precursor development, volatility and stability analysis of metal-organic precursors.
Engagement types and co-funding
- R&D partnerships (up to 80% cash contributions available)
- Contract research and consulting
- For-fee tool use
- Industrial-partnered student internships (up to 50% cash contributions available)
Point of Contact: Jeff Smirle, Business Manager- Faculty of Science